|“Gaucho In Action” by Vera & Jean-Christophe|
Ok, maybe not that kind of Gaucho.
Steely Dan is a band that consists of the core songwriting team of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, who met at Bard College in the late 60’s. (Fun fact: Chevy Chase was the drummer in one of their bands.) While they tried their hand at songwriting, they eventually became a band in their own right, naming themselves after a steam-powered strap-on dildo from William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch.
They started with another vocalist (David Palmer), but Donald Fagen eventually took over vocals full-time.
Gaucho is their 7th album, released in 1980 after 2 years of studio work. It was critically acclaimed and very popular. Despite this, the band broke up the next year. The band would reunite for tours in the 90’s, and eventually released more records in the 2000s.
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